Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum to hold commencement July 13
COLUMBIA, Mo., July 5, 2012 - Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum will recognize graduates at a commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at The Commons at Dillenbeck's Corners, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Dr. Anthony Alioto, Columbia College professor of history and Althea W. and John A. Schiffman chair in ethics, religious studies and philosophy, will give the commencement address. Joe Agresti, education services officer, and Mark Oldroyd, command sergeant major, Fort Drum Garrison, will provide remarks. Mike Randerson, vice president for Adult Higher Education, will confer the degrees, and Daniel Dupee '05 will provide the alumni charge.
"Commencement is the perfect time to recognize the commitment and dedication of our students," said Randerson. "The road to higher education is not easy, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments."
Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum was established in 2006 to serve military and working adults on Fort Drum and nearby Watertown, N.Y.
Columbia College of Missouri-Fort Drum offers six bachelor's degree programs in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online.
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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